NHL Canadian Corner – November 19, 2013.

Flames edge Jets in a shootout, updates on David Clarkson, Ilya Bryzgalov and Yannick Weber, plus the latest on the Canadiens and Senators.

Sean Monahan scores the game winner against the Jets in a shootout.

Sean Monahan scores the game winner against the Jets in a shootout.

CALGARY SUN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Reto Berra made 43 saves and Sean Monahan scored the game winner as the Calgary Flames edged the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, leaving the Jets questioning the competence of the officiating. The win snapped a six-game losing streak.

THE GLOBE & MAIL: James Mirtle explains why David Clarkson isn’t to blame for the Toronto Maple Leafs recent scoring woes.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Great work (as always) by Mirtle, but given the big contract Clarkson signed with the Leafs last summer and the accompanying media hype, he’s going to face criticism (fairly or not) over his production and how it effects the Leafs.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers new goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov met with the Edmonton media for the first time yesterday. Surprise, nothing shocking emerged!

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens coach Michel Therrien is shaking up his lines in hopes of improving his offense.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Ken Warren reviews the Senators twenty games into the season, noting at this stage they’re not a playoff team, and not just because they’re currently sitting outside of the playoff standings.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks have placed defenseman Yannick Weber on waivers and if he clears is expected to be demoted.


  1. So why were the Jets questioning the officiating? Serious question. Was there some big mistake?

  2. Yeah, Brian Little got a 10 min misconducted near the end of the game to make him ineligible for the shootout to start with.

  3. I have to believe that the Senator’s won’t sit still if the team continues to play as inconsistently as they’ve been lately. I know in the Rumor’s section there’s some chatter about Martin Havlat however even if he’s healthy and available that’s not going to turn things around. Somethings missing and unless it changes in the next 10 games there’s bound to be some kind of player shake-up before year end.